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Poster: Monte B Cowboy Date: Feb 10, 2014 8:00am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Hippie-Race to Save America's Public Media History

Re: "I have found many vectors via which a historical fact can gain on that power, to rise up from the past and just knock the breath out of you. Every now and then a play can do the trick; other times, a book or film, historical fiction or fact. Sometimes, all it takes is an image." ...or better yet, here's my Ampex story for The Archive. It's a freaked-out, hippie-essay about my funky electronics career!

Ampex made the first commercial audio tape recorders

- in 1947 Bing Crosby invested $50,000 in Ampex -
Bing Crosby and the 12-channel prototype "Bing Crosby video tape recorder"

Ampex invented the video tape recorder in 1955